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strip now going back to school as the fragile cease-fire between hamas and israel appears to be holding, as families on both sides of the border pick up the pieces after week long strikes. connor powell is in jerusalem with the latest on that, connor? >> well, rick, three days now into the cease-fire, it appears to be holding and the threat of allout war between israel and hamas appears to be subsiding rapidly and there are signs that life is returning to normal here in the holy land for the first time in more than a week, children have gone back to school in both israel and in gaza. yesterday, children in southern israel returned for their school classroom work, and this comes ales stores and markets are beginning to reopen in southern israel as we speak. and across the border in gaza, palestinian children returning today to school the first time in more than a week as the cleanup there is beginning. now, one of the big points of the cease-fire agreement is easing of the blockade around gaza and for the first time what that means, a lot of ambiguity around that statement and for the fi
-fire is holding but still massive challenges has to be dealt with. israel and hamas will send representatives to cairo to continue negotiations through the mediators. later this next couple of days or so probably starting on monday, but there is talks from hamas saying they will continue to rearm and continue to fight, but right now the cease-fire is holding as part of the agreement. israel said they will ease the blockade around gaza, but israel wants guarantees for security because these are two of the really big points that will be worked out in the coming days. still, life in the holy land is beginning to return to some type of normal life here. schools are reopening on both sides of the border. yesterday. israeli children went back to school in southern israel. this coming as stores and markets are reopening and in gaza, palestinian children returned to school for the first time in more than a week. this comes after the rockets and missiles have stopped. there are some signs of legally progress. also we are hearing that palestinian officials in gaza are being able to go out and take boat
to normal as israel begins to ease border restrictions into gaza after a cease-fire agreement with hamas the other day and that ended eight days of cross border fighting which claimed the lives of 166 palestinians and six israeli civilians. as part of a truce brokered by egypt israel agreed to ease more restrictions of gaza border blockade after they first took over in 2007. >> no doubt the white house is watching the developments in egypt very closely as the timing of this sweeping power grab raises new questions. president morsi's move coming just a day after egypt helped broker a cease-fire between israel and hamas. molly henneberg is live in washington and molly, we heard that the state department put out a statement on this, but omits one thing which is what? >> his name, president morsi's name. instead the state department says the decisions and declarations in egypt quote, raised concerns for egyptians and the community. and assuring that power would not be overly concentrated in the hand of any one person or institution. but it does not call on president morsi directly to reverse
and israel under the aegis of the administration. he is appearing as the guy who is do. >> and washington has a choice. will we have more pressure on morsi f. we do so he may not work with us on stabilizing the gaza piece. it is difficult for the administration to deal with. >> on israel and hamas seize fire. do you feel optmistic that it will continue to hold. >> it holds depending on the ibtension of the two sides. they would like to commit to a seize fire. and it is up to hamas and islamic jihad. one is egypt and morsi and he would like to see the seize fire working because he would get support. and the other ally is iran and they may act or demand that their supporter necessary hamas and palestinian would reengage them. >> it is up to them to decide that. >> thank you for joining us with that insight. >> thank you, uma . >> and this news. former palestinian leadership yassar arafat's body will be exhumedo. this discovery sparks susthat arafat may have been murdered by israel it is it a charge that israel is denying. he died a month after the sudden illness. >> turmoil in the mideast will
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